International Speakers


Y. Ishiyama

Professor Emeritus of Hokkaido University and Executive Director of NewsT Research Lab. He did his Master’s and Ph.D. studies at Hokkaido University. He has published some books like “Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Non-Engineered Construction” (2014), “Towards resilient non-engineered construction guide for risk-informed policy making” (2016) and “Extreme of structural characteristic factor to reduce seismic forces due to energy absorbing capacity” (2018). Likewise, he was the Chief Advisor of the Center of Earthquake Engineering Research (CISMID-UNI) from 1989 to 1991.

F. Yamazaki

Professor Emeritus of Chiba University and Research Fellow at National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED). He did his Master and Doctoral studies at the University of Tokyo. His fields of research are: vulnerability assestment of building from satellite imagery, detection of inundation areas based on multitemporal ALOS-2 imagery, Non-invasive methods for evaluation of RC structures, monitoring of land-surface deformation using SAR interferometry, and others.


    K. Kusunoki

Professor at Earthquake Research Institute(ERI) of The University of Tokyo. He did his Master’s and Ph.D. studies at The Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo. His fields of research are: Earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete buildings, Earthquake response analysis, seismic performance evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring. Furthermore, he is member of the Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan Concrete Institute and Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering.

T. Saito

Professor in the research center for collaborative area risk management (CARM), Toyohashi University of Technology. Chairman of Committee of International Affairs, Japan Society of Seismic Isolation (JSSI). He completed his master and doctoral studies at Tohoku University. His fields of research are: simulation and monitoring of buildings to protect them against earthquakes, seismic evaluation of buildings, structural dynamics and seismic response control of structures, retrofitting of buildings.



J. Torres

He was an International Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in 2009, now he is a PhD. Candidate at University of Pavia, Italy. His master’s study was carried out in the New Sorbonne University. His fields of research are: Multi-Hazard Early Warnings Systems, disaster risk reduction and resilience, quick multi-hazard assessment for School Facilities, and others.

S. Ando

Professor at Kindai University. He did his doctoral studies at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering. His fields of research are: Disaster risk reduction, Urban Disaster Management and others. His most recently published papers is Survey on Tsunami Evacuation Buildings in 2011 Tsunami Affected Areas.



R. Boroschek

Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Chile. He did his Master’s and Ph.D. studies at the University of Berkeley. His fields of research are: vulnerability assessment of critical installations; base isolators and passive energy dissipation; evaluation of structural damage; vulnerability studies and mitigation of health establishments, and others. President of Rubén Boroschek y Asociados Ltda. (RBA), a leading engineering company in high complexity project consultations. 

A. Maurial

Professor in the Civil Engineering Faculty, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH Regensburg). He did his doctoral studies at the University of Hanover. His field of research is: Displacement-based methodology for seismic design of diagonal grid (diagrid) systems, and others.



T. Fukui

Project Coordinator in Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO. He had been working Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan since 2000 and joined UNESCO in 2017. He is in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) including secretariat of International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters (IPRED).

E. Bazan

He was professor in the Carnegie Mellon University, USA from 1996 to 2013. He did his Post Dr. studies at the Carnegie Mellon University. His fields of research are: Seismic design of inelastic systems, and has books published as seismic design manual of buildings, and others.



M. Rodriguez

Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he obtained his Master and Doctoral degrees. He is the first peruvian as ACI voting member of main Committee ACI 318 and had the opportunity to be part of the NEHRP committee. His fields of research are: structural time-history analysis, nonlinear behavior of reinforced concrete elements, precast concrete system, seismic performance of buildings with concrete walls, and others.

D. Schermer

He studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He obtained his doctor degree with dissertation in "Design of non-reinforced masonry constructions under seismic loads." He give lectures on "Concrete structures, masonry and structural analysis" at Technische Hochschule Regensburg and currently he is the Manager of the Structural Engineering Laboratory.



J. Crempien

He has a PhD in Earth Sciences with an emphasis in Seismology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, United States. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of the School of Engineering of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and researcher of the National Research Center for Integrated Natural Disaster Management (CIGIDEN) and Center of Excellence in Geothermal Energy of the Andes (CEGA).

E. Peña

Professor in the Engineer and Architecture Faculty, University of El Salvador. He did his Master studies at the Building Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, and his Doctoral studies at Yokohama National University, Japan. He is the focal point of the IPRED-UNESCO initiative in El Salvador, as part of the International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disaster (IPRED); and general sub coordinator of SATREPS project: “Thermoluminiscence Techniques in Geothermal Exploration and Integrated Evaluation System of Geotherman Reservoir”.



J. Alva

Currently President of the National University of Engineering  and President of the National Association of Public Universities of Peru. Professor of CE Faculty of UNI. He obtained the title of Master of Science (MSCE) and Doctor of Philosophy, PhD. in Geotechnical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - USA. Former National Dean of the College of Engineers of Peru and President of the Peruvian Association of Geotechnical Engineering. He is a consulting engineer for state-owned companies, private national and foreign organizations, on a large scale of engineering works located throughout Peru during the last 40 years; He is a specialist in seismic risk studies and geotechnical engineering.

J. Pique

Professor of civil engineer at the National University of Engineering (UNI), Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1974, Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering in 1976 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) . He has been director and researcher of the Japan Peru Center for Seismic Research and Disaster Mitigation, CISMID of UNI (1995-1999) and international officer of the Cartagena Agreement (1978-1988). Among his publications are topics related to wood design and earthquake resistant structures, and he is president of the Standing Committee of the Peruvian Design Standard. Former Minister of Housing Construction and Sanitation of Peru in the current government.



H. Tavera

Executive President of the IGP since May 2017, with solid management training in public, academic and teaching management, experience in the geophysical field with more than 30 years studying and seismological research in Peru and Latin America. His fields of study are: scenarios of major earthquakes, dangers due to natural phenomena such as Tsunamis, El Niño Phenomenon and Volcanology. He has made contributions in environmental management and disaster risk management in the national territory.

C. Zavala

Professor in Faculty of Civil Engineering, National Engineering University of Peru, where he obtained the Master degree in Structural Engineering. He did his Doctoral studies at Tokyo University. At the present time, he is the director of Japan-Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation (CISMID). His fields of research are: Structural behavior of masonry and concrete walls, Evaluation of seismic vulnerability, Earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation, Evaluation of historical buildings and others.



R. Álvarez

His experience has focused on structural and seismic design for more than 25 years, including consulting services such as technical inspections, structural and adaptation certifications, seismic analysis and design of complex structures, promoting seismic protection systems in Chile. He participated in important design projects for the industrial and mining sectors working as a project engineer in local and international companies. Currently, he is the Manager of the Structures Unit of DICTUC S.A., a subsidiary of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


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